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A to Z The USA

A to Z The USA

All about the US and states: history, geography, culture, food, etc.
FindMyPast

FindMyPast

Access to over 2 billion records from the the UK, Ireland and the British Commonwealth. (In-library use only.)
Gale in Context Environmental Studies

Gale in Context: Environmental Studies

Topical overviews and reference, magazine and journal articles covering environmental issues.

 

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REMOTE ACCESS TO MOST DATABASES IS LIMITED TO ARLINGTON HEIGHTS RESIDENT CARDHOLDERS


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FamilySearch

Large genealogy database maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Anyone may use FamilySearch from home, etc., but additional content is available only when used inside the library. NOTE: Requires creation of a free personal profile. Some full records/images are only available via local Family History Center. More details here.


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FindMyPast

Access to over 2 billion records from the U.K., Ireland and the British Commonwealth, including census records, military collections, and immigration & naturalization records. NOTE: The PERSI (Periodical Source Index) database is now only available directly from the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center site.

Database accessible only from within the library.

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Flipster

Selected popular magazines you can read online from your computer or tablet.


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Fold3

Historical documents and personal histories from the National Archives and other institutions. Includes the Fold3 Holocaust Archives.


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Foundation Directory Online

Full access to this database is only available inside the library. Gives grant-seekers unprecedented access to the largest amount of clean and coded philanthropic data that currently exists. Access to the "Grants to Individuals" search tool is now available here (in-library only).

3/27/24: The Foundation Directory Online now includes access to information from the Grants to Individuals Database in a single interface.

Full access to the Foundation Directory Online is available to users inside the library. Select nonprofits can apply to Candid's "Go for the Gold" program for one-year remote access to the separate "FDO Essentials" product.

Database accessible only from within the library.

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